The singer left the band Chicago in 1985 right after their hit album “Chicago 17” and even though he seemed to branch out on his own quickly with two hits, “The Glory Of Love” from the Karate Kid II and “Next Time I Fall” a duet with Amy Grant those two songs were actually from his second album “Solitude/Solitaire” from 1986. His first self titled album came out much earlier in 1981. It did not exactly make a splash on the charts. Cetera has some ideas on why it tanked. (CLIP)

Cetera says he’d been thinking of leaving the band for quite a while before it actually happened. (CLIP)

We will have more from our lost interview with Peter Cetera next Friday. – by John Beaudin

John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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